Raymond P. Sheley
Raymond Sheley’s practice concentrates on all aspects of real estate law, including private equity fund formation, mixed-use developments, joint ventures, leasing and other transactional matters. Specifically, he serves as fund counsel to several regional industrial development companies based in Atlanta as well as an Atlanta based real estate opportunity fund. He also represents a number of national developers and institutional portfolio owners.
Mr. Sheley has extensive experience representing developers in their acquisition and development of office, industrial, retail, hotel and mixed-use projects including the joint venture structure of each project. Recent projects include the following (a) the acquisition, development and ultimate sale of multiple industrial projects in Georgia, Florida, Texas, Arizona, Pennsylvania and South Carolina, (b) the development and leasing of multiple build-to-suit projects in the Southeast and Texas including the “forward” sale of each asset, and (c) several large mixed-use developments in Atlanta Georgia including both the horizontal legal platform and vertical developmental condominium structure. These transactions involved extensive negotiations with multiple stakeholders, including the respective municipalities, and (d) negotiating several programmatic joint venture arrangements among institutional equity sources, local development companies and so-called “GP” or sponsor money sources.
Prior to forming Sheley, Hall & Williams, P.C., Mr. Sheley was a partner with King & Spalding LLP in Atlanta. Mr. Sheley received his B.B.A. in finance from Georgia Southern College and graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law, cum laude. Currently, he is pursuant a Master of Real Estate from Georgetown University.
Mr. Sheley has spoken extensively at regional and national real estate conferences on a wide range of topics, is a periodic speaker for Georgia Tech’s graduate level course on real estate, and has been recognized for many years by Chambers USA as one of the leading real estate attorneys in Georgia.
Sheley, Hall & Williams, P.C. is a professional corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Georgia.